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Me and Orson Welles


Genre: Drama, Comedy
Certificate:    12A
Running Time:  114 minutes


Plot Outline:   In November 1937, high school student and aspiring thespian Richard Samuels takes a day trip into New York City. There, he meets and begins a casual friendship with Gretta Adler, their friendship based on a shared love and goal of a profession in the creative arts. But also on this trip, Richard stumbles across the Mercury Theatre and meets Orson Welles, who, based on an impromptu audition, offers Richard an acting job as Lucius in his modern retelling of Julius Caesar, which includes such stalwart Mercury Theatre players as Joseph Cotten and George Coulouris. Despite others with official roles as producer John Houseman, this production belongs to Welles, the unofficial/official dictator. In other words, whatever Welles wants, the cast and crew better deliver. These requests include everything, even those of a sexual nature. Welles does not believe in conventions and will do whatever he wants...  (courtesy IMDB)

Awards: Nominated for BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 9 nominations


Zac Efron          ... Richard Samuels (Lucius)
Claire Danes ... Sonja Jones
Christian McKay ... Orson Welles (Brutus)
 Ben Chaplin ...     George Coulouris (Mark Antony)
 Zoe Kazan         ... Gretta Adler
 Eddie Marsan ... John Houseman


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